‘Surrey Remembers’ and other ceremonies on Nov. 11

REMEMBRANCE DAY: Events in Cloverdale, Whalley, North Delta

The annual “Surrey Remembers” event on Wednesday

• The annual “Surrey Remembers” event will be held Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the cenotaph located at Surrey Museum/Surrey Archives plaza, at 17710 56A Ave. in Cloverdale, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Post-ceremony events at the museum include “peaceful crafts,” Second World War documentary videos in the theatre, weaving/spinning demos, hot chocolate and cookies, and more. Admission to the museum is by donation. For more details, call 604-592-6956 or visit Surrey.ca.

• Whalley Legion Branch #229 hosts a Remembrance Day event on Nov. 11 at 13525 106th Ave., Surrey – “the traditional ceremony to remember and honour those who fought for the freedom of Canadians across our country.” Info at 604-581-3441, Whalleylegion.org.

• North Delta’s Social Heart Plaza plays host to an annual Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11, starting at 10:40 a.m. at 11415 84 Ave. Delta. Kennedy House Seniors’ Society is hosting the ceremony, with a reception to follow at North Delta Recreation Centre. More event info is on the web at Delta.ca.

• Also in North Delta on Nov. 11, the 9th Sur-Del Scouts group leads its 21st annual parade from Seaquam Secondary to Sunshine Hills Elementary, starting at 10:30 a.m.

• Kwantlen District Girl Guides host a day of Remembrance of Nov. 11 beside the Newton Seniors Centre (13375 70th Ave.) at 10 a.m. The event will begin in the plaza beside Newton Arena at 136B Street and 71st Avenue. That’s where people will line up for the parade (beginning at roughly 10:30 a.m.), which will travel down 72nd Avenue, turning right on 138th Street. The ceremony will begin at roughly 10:30 a.m. Organizers encourage attendees to bring a mug, as hot chocolate and a treat will be served after the event. Food bank donations will also be collected.

• Later in the week, a “War Veterans’ Stories” event on Saturday, Nov. 14 at Surrey Archives is part of the facility’s fall lecture series. “Trace the roots of Surrey’s everlasting remembrance and homegrown perseverance. Local World War I and II experiences are reignited as we sift through our veterans’ papers, photos and audio clips.” The session fee is $10, all ages, from 11 a.m. to noon. To register for the event, call 604-501-5100 and quote code #4416226.

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

 

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